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This magazine was developed for those passionate about Polled! In the #PolledPanel feature of #PolledPlace, breeders have the opportunity to share their perspective on Polled. Thank you to Levi Martin for sharing your Polled story and views on the future of Polled Holsteins!
Clear-I Holsteins - Levi Martin - Union, Illinois Farm Background Who was your first Polled cow? Clear-I Holsteins is located in Union, When I was in college, I purchased Illinois. Dairy farming is not in my family my first heifer on my own, a Red & background. My parents Mark and Kim White Fall Calf from the RedFest Sale at own a Interior Tropical Gardens, a plant Crescentmead - WI Fischerdale Nativbusiness, and small hobby farm that has ity-Red, a Barbwire (now Excellent 90) reached to 125 acres over the past 10 that goes back to Howard Home RMK years. Since 2010, I have purchased a few Jenna, a cow that produced numerous Registered Holstein heifers from various All-Americans. I mated WI Fischerdale herd dispersals and club sales to set the Nativity-Red to Tiger Lily Laddâ€“P-Red foundation for my breeding program. I and this resulted in my first Polled anigraduated from the University of Wismal, Clear-I Ladd Nevaeh-P-Red. consin-Platteville in 2014 with a major What cow families are you breeding in Animal Science. I am currently the Polled into? What do you have for herd manager for Stone Front Farms in Polled animals? Lancaster, Wisconsin. My fiancĂŠ, Chrissa I have an 87 point Armani out of SciSmaciarz, is an assistant at Kieler Farms. entific Grace-Red back to Roxy, A GP My herd consists of 20 milk cows and 20 Armani back to Krull Broker Elegance, Chrissa Smaciarz with Nevaeh P youngstock, mostly Red & White and my 90 point Barbwire and an Altitude and Levi Martin with Ethel P Black & White Holsteins. My young stock descendant being bred to Polled. Right at the Mid-East Fall National are housed at my parents' farm in Illinois now, I only have two Polled heifers on where my mom (Kim) sister (Ashtyn) and brother (Eric) do the ground - Clear-I Ladd Nevaeh P-Red who was the winthe weekly chores for the heifers. We focus on showing at a ning Summer Yearling at the 2018 Mid-East Fall National few local, district and national shows each year. Having the Red & White Junior Show and Clear-I Ammo Ethel-P-Red heifers at my parents enables us to focus on them better to who was the 7th place Winter Calf at the 2018 International help them reach their full potential. Red & White Junior Show at World Dairy Expo. How long have you been breeding for Polled and what in- What Polled bulls are represented in your herd? What spired you to start? Polled bulls are you currently using? What are your I am new to the Polled industry, as I have only been using thoughts on the availability of Polled bulls? Polled bulls for two years. Polled has never been my go to Currently, I am using Ammo-P in my breeding program. trait, but I never left out the idea of using a Polled bull in my I like his mating and the positive components and traits he breeding. Most of my herd is Red and I found it easy to find has to offer. I have one Ammo-P and have seen some on othgood pedigreed Polled bulls to add diversity to my herd. er farms and at the shows and love the dairyness and slope What is your breeding philosophy for Polled? to the rump they have. I feel they have potential to make As I purchased heifers to lay out my breeding foundation, great cows in my herd. I like the option of using Polled bulls. my focus was on deep pedigreed type families with positive I think they can give you diversity in your herd and give production and health traits to create balanced cows that ex- you quality health traits as well. cel in the barn. I am interested in the idea of having more What would you like to see available in the future? Polled in my In the future, I would like to see a more Homozygous herd and Polled deep pedigreed type bulls that offer positive producwill contin- tion and health traits. I think it is also important to keep it ue to use diversified for easier matings. Polled bulls Where do you see the future of Polled in your breed? if they meet Polled matings are always an option for me in my herd my criteria and I feel that Polled is continuing to make its way up to of high type the top with the best. When you can get a bull with all the and strong highest numbers and traits and Polled, it will be a no brainfamilies that er to me and producers to use Polled first in the breeding are market- program. able and Additional comments. profitable. As I am a young breeder I still have more to look into about breeding Polled, but I know there is potential and look forward to seeing where it goes over the next years. Clear-I Ladd Nevaeh P-Red
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Redmaw Holsteins - Courtney & Jared Ireland - Australia We are located in Lockington, North Victoria in Australia about two and a half hours north of Melbourne, not far from the Murray River. We run about 250ha of which about 200ha is lazer graded out for use with flood irrigation. Growing mainly rye grass and clovers during colder months and topping up with cereal hay if needed and switching to lucerne and sorghums into summer when it heats up with rye grass silage available during hot afternoons to keep the cows eating. Temperatures can range from 45 degrees Celsius in summer and just nudge into the minus 1 or 2 area during winter. We milk 400 to 420 cows and usually have 250+ head of youngstock on farm as well. Calving in three batches a year with bigger mobs in March/April and August/September and 40 odd cows in November, trying to take full advantage of when the most green feed is available for grazing. Milking is done in a 44 unit rotary, twice a day with two full-time staff and one part-time milker. I got interested in Polled genetics off the back of a bad habit I have of really liking Red & White Holsteins. Lawn Boy P was always a bull I wanted to use, but I just never got around to it for one reason or another, so when Tiger-Lily Ladd-P-Red became available in Australia, I got 5 straws and decided to flush an old VG-87 Red GGFABER daughter that I had. That was how it all started! Unfortunately that flush ended in two Polled bulls and one horned heifer, but I used the remaining straws on some other cows and scored a Polled Red & White. This cow is now on her second lactation with two Red & White Polled daughters herself. Now with all of the higher genomic Polled bulls around, we are also using them on the rest of the herd and not just the Red & White cows. My main criteria is that they still have to bring traits to the table that I need for the herd to move forward genetically, and we still use the odd Red & White bull here and there, and if I can find one that is Polled, it is a big bonus. Our first Polled cow, as mentioned above, is sired by Tiger Lily Ladd-P-Red. Her name is Redmaw Ladd Jaffa-P. She scored GP-81 as a 2-Yr-Old calving in at 1-10, but had a pretty hard go of it, so I was just happy she got back in calf straight away. We now have Red and Polled daughters of her by Poppe Snowstorm and Sunquest Barcuda-PP. Our best Polled animal is Redmaw Powerball Lautamay-P. She is a Powerball x Redmaw Davinci Lautamay GP-84-2Y
x Mayfield x Comestar Lautamai Man Oman. She has a BPI of +262 (Aust index), making her one of the highest Polled animals and a GTPI of +2456. We have flushed her twice. Once to Delta, which are due November 2018 and the other flush to SSI Exactly Percy-P. She has a Polled full brother at Genetics Australia called LOGANX-P and a half brother by SSI Montross Jett called LAUTETT, so hopefully we can score something nice to get the next generation into AI as well. So far, we have bred Polled into the Lautamay (Comestar Lâ€™s) family, the Janea/Jazz/Jaffa family, which all go back to Beshore Rotate Buppilyn Jody and have produced many top genomic male and females here in Australia. Also a handful of other families that have one or two Polled ones that we will continue to work. Courtneyâ€™s Dad has a heifer here we look after for him that is a Polled Jedi x Modern P x Ladd P x Gen-I-Beq Snowman Summer. Currently the bulls with Polled daughters in our herd are from of mixture of US and German bulls including Tiger-Lily Ladd-P, Kerndtway Eraser-P, View-Home Powerball-P, BG Nick PP ( Ohio Style son from a full sister to Eraser-P), Keilaglen Pollpower (Aust born Powerball son) and some Sunquest Barcuda PP calves on the ground the last couple of months. We are currently still expecting some more Barcuda PP, and the first pregnancies are due from our young bull LOGANX-P in the next couple of weeks. Percy-P GGI Paletti-PP and Wilder Born-P calves are due in March/April 2019. For our current joining, we are using some more LOGANX-P and some more GGI Paletti-PP (Powerball x Special Effect from the Des-Y-Gen Planet Silk family). I think going forward for Polled Holsteins in Australia, the key will be to find some outcross to Powerball-P as he seems to be doing a really good job at breeding on and will soon enough be in the majority of top BPI Polled animals, but I guess that is the fun of trying to incorporate a gene like Polled into the gene pool. Probably he most exciting thing for us now is creating Polled animals from top proven and genomic horned sires over some of Polled females to create different Polled genes, oh, and of course for me to keep my bad habit of Red & Whites going whilst adding Polled in as well.
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